Motutapu Island is pest-free - help keep it this way.
Before you visit, check for stowaways that may be harmful to wildlife on this island. View the biosecurity brochure on the Treasure islands website.
Motutapu is much older than neighbouring Rangitoto Island, and completely different geologically and botanically. The island is mainly in pasture although forests are being replanted and wetlands restored as part of a major community project.
Visitors are welcome, and there are a number of roads and walking tracks to explore the island, which is joined to Rangitoto by a causeway built in WWII. There is a basic campsite at Home Bay.
The island is a public reserve jointly managed by the Department of Conservation and the Tāmaki Collective / Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau.
View Auckland's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and islands brochure (PDF, 13,180K).
View the Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Deed of Settlement Summary.